PEERS is a proud partner of the No Stigma No Barriers project, along with Youth in Mind, California Youth Connection, and Young Minds Advocacy. This collaborative project aims to improve mental health outcomes and reduce stigma for Transition Age Youth (TAY). Please visit www.nostigmanobarriers.org for more information.

TAY Mental Health Collaborative Launches Website to Promote Youth Wellness

Approximately 5,500,000 transition age youth (TAY), 16 – 25, live in California. For many of these young people, transitioning into adulthood comes with immense challenges. Whether it’s unstable-housing, employment, relationships, or developmental changes, navigating these transitions can impact young people’s mental health.

Recognizing this need and the power of TAY voice, California Youth Connection and its partners, PEERS, Youth In Mind, and Young Minds Advocacy, collaborate on No Stigma No Barriers. NSNB is a project, funded by the Mental Health Services Act Oversight and Accountability Commision, to increase resources for TAY and reduce stigma towards mental health.

We are excited to announce that today, in honor of World Mental Health Day, No Stigma No Barriers launched our new website at: www.nostigmanobarriers.org.

The site aims to raise the voice of youth leadership to further awareness about the mental health needs of TAY, share resources, and empower communities to improve youth health and wellbeing throughout California.

We invite you to visit our new site to learn more about our outreach, training, and advocacy efforts, read about TAY mental health in our State of the Community Report, or access our list of local and national resources. While you’re there, make sure you sign up to join our email list, if you haven’t already. This is the best way to stay up-to-date on upcoming events, new resources, and blog posts.